Russell Wilson announces new Seahawks mega-deal from bed

Russell Wilson announces new Seahawks mega-deal from bed

Russell Wilson announces new Seahawks mega-deal from bed

According to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources, the Seattle quarterback is sticking to his April 15 deadline of getting a new deal done with the team.

However, that doesn't mean he's free to go in 2020 - the Seahawks likely will place the franchise tag on Wilson.

While noted National Football League writer Peter King reported that one sticking point is that Wilson's side would like a contract with so-called "escalator clauses" tied to the salary cap - meaning, Wilson's contract would rise as much as the cap does each year - former Seahawks QB and close friend of Wilson, Jake Heaps, said on ESPN 710 Seattle those are not an issue and that the main hang-up is guaranteed money, and particularly in years two and three.

Prior to the announcement, Wilson was set to earn $17 million in base salary this year, which is the last year of a 4-year extension his signed in 2015.

In classic Wilson form, he was the first to break the news.

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Wilson, 30, is entering the final year of his four-year, $87.6 million deal.

That response glosses over the more fundamental question of whether Wilson would like for the Seahawks to let him get away.

Many of them have indicated that Russell Wilson wants to be the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.

Wilson and Rodgers have informed John Schneider of their position.

If Wilson doesn't get the extension he desires, he will still attend all training camps and activities and will play during the 2019 season. Wilson has since fallen to 12th in terms of annual average salary among quarterbacks, and it is believed he wants his next contract to hold up longer than his last one. The only ERFA who did not sign his deal Monday was receiver David Moore.

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